FOI 5702- Funded contract funerals

Date: 03 October 2019 to 03 October 2022

I am emailing you with a Freedom of Information request regarding the total number of adults sent for a hospital funded contract funerals for the following calendar years:

 

-2016

-2017

-2018

 

Please include:

 

-The total number of adult deaths per year in your hospital

-The total number of hospital funded (adult) contract funerals

-A brief description of the criteria for hospital funded contract funerals

  • Request ID:
    FOI 5702
  • Category:
    Trust - Service Data
  • Response:

    I am emailing you with a Freedom of Information request regarding the total number of adults sent for a hospital funded contract funerals for the following calendar years:

    -2016

    -2017

    -2018

    Medway NHS Foundation Trust regret that the records we hold for funerals are for financial years, not calendar years, and we regret we no longer hold the details in order to provide the response in any other format.

     

    Please include:

    -The total number of adult deaths per year in your hospital Please see below, both in calendar years as requested, and in financial year for comparison against the number of funerals.

     

    Calendar Year

    Deaths

    2016

    1382

    2017

    1341

    2018

    1342

     

    Financial Year

    Deaths

    2016/17

    1349

    2017/18

    1428

    2018/19

    1288

     

    -The total number of hospital funded (adult) contract funerals

    2015/16:  25 

    2016/17:  25

    2017/18:  27

     

    -A brief description of the criteria for hospital funded contract funerals

    • Where the deceased has no family or friends to pay for funeral (including tracing through genealogy)
    • Where the family are unable to afford a funeral (and not eligible for government grants)